Welcome to Old Barn Farm
Not just your everyday Produce Farm
Produce, Herbs, Flowers, Eggs & More
People Friendly Produce & Earth Friendly Practices
Here For You
Besides produce, herbs, flowers, plants and eggs we offer recipes, meal preparation, garden suggestions and other farm related tips. Many are posted on Instagram. We plan to continue hosting some farm events. This past years Farm Tour, Seeding Event, and Photos at the Barn were successful. Tentative events for upcoming season may include an art event "Paint the Old Barn", a "Wine Tasting at the Old Barn" event and a "Farm Fit" event incorporating exercise into farming and some type of Farm Tour. More to come on that.
Growing right now updated 11/21/2022: Collards, Bok Choy, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill, Rosemary, Thyme, Green & Red Kale, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Frilly Endive, Hakurei Turnips, Lettuce and last call on Poblano, Jalapeno & Shishito & Bell Peppers. Free range eggs, limited due to reduced daylight hours. Email to check for availability. Order for farm pick up with appointment or Saturdays at the market. Deliveries made to some areas with large orders.
Free Range Eggs
We love our chickens and we do not trick them into laying eggs by leaving a light on in their coop at night. So, right now their egg production has dropped dramatically. They are also molting, so we're waiting for beautiful new feathers as well. We have many beautiful and friendly breeds. We have 5 Roosters and about 30 hens. When our hens no longer lay eggs they get to live out their life as our pets. Our chickens/eggs are 100% free range during daylight hours. Chickens eat home made porridge every morning, yea, that separates our eggs from the rest. Eggs are ungraded.
It's almost winter, at least that what it feels like.
Getting the beds ready. Checking the soil, putting down compost & mulch. Right now is a time of preparation. Garlic bed is ready and will be planted soon. Onions have been ordered. We've moved back to the greens and the cool weather crops. We expect to replace the plastic on the greenhouse either over Thanksgiving or Christmas. I love how the weeds slow down, but so does the veggie growth. More rows will be planted and more varieties are expected. We are ready for winter and looking forward to new things for 2023. I'm taking a Food Safety course to get certified. You know how much I look to cook, but soon there may be more offerings. Stay tuned, 2023 should be interesting.
We continue to take orders for seasonal veggies and herbs, eggs are hit and miss as their egg production has slowed due to reduced daylight hours. Just send us a message if you'd like a farm pick up.
Produce pictures coming soon
Pick up on our farm on Fridays or at the Union County Farmers Market (or Stallings location) on Saturdays or by order. Contact us for seasonal produce and eggs anytime and we will prepare your order for pick. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat: 9am - 12pm at the Market or
at the Farm by Appointment
On the Farm
About Old Barn Farm
Old Barn Farm is a small produce farm located in Wesley Chapel close in to Charlotte. Originally from Long Island, but spending the past 30+ years in the Charlotte area, we’re a husband & wife team that moved out to the country to experience small farm life. We practice responsible and sustainable growing methods and treat our animals kindly. While always trying to maintain a healthy balance in our lives, we have found that farming is good for us both physically and mentally. The physical demands of farming provide a constant source of exercise and the mundane tasks like weeding or seeding provide mental calming. The produce we grow provides excellent nourishment to our bodies. As we age we continue to be aware of the need to maintain a good level of physical activity and you can be assured farming provides that! So we’re “Staying Farm Fit” and get to bring you healthy produce in the process.
About the Old Barn
We loved this property when we moved here in 2012. The old barn has been a back drop for many photograph sessions, in fact, the day we moved in, there were people at the barn taking pictures. Fall is particularly pretty, especially when you throw a haystack and pumpkin out front. We did expand the barn slightly to accommodate our horses but otherwise we've kept it true to original. This barn is alive, especially at dawn and dusk, feeding time.